Casper's Aneurysm Odyssey

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Poor Get Poorer Treatment

Well, today I was supposed to see my doctor, as a follow-up to that ER visit the other night. But I ended up not being seen. In fact, I ended up leaving the office building in tears. Again. Usually, I don't make follow-up appointments after ER visits unless I have a few dollars to put toward my... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Another ER Trip

I was out shopping with my hubby yesterday. My temporary disability was re-instated, so we cashed the check and ran some errands. One of them was at the Dollar Store (my favorite place). While we were there, I began to feel like I was having another T.I.A. But this time, there was more numbness in... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Keeping A Positive Outlook

I believe that a positive outlook is the most important part of any endeavor. If it's worth doing, it's worth doing with a smile. Negativity is only good for electricity. I've been told I'm a strong woman. Maybe I am. But I have my weak moments like everyone else. Last night, for example. There was... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


One of the main challenges in dealing with this aneurysm thing is weight. I had gained a few pounds before finding the diagnosis. But I was too busy working to think much about myself and my own needs. So the weight-loss efforts were often put on the back burner while I took care of business. I was... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tired of Being Tired

One thing I've noticed is that I seem to get tired easily. Maybe that's because of the hardening arteries. Or maybe it's because I've gained 30 lbs. I actually used to weigh much more than I do now, but it's been awhile. I had weight loss surgery back in October 2005, and lost 120 lbs. as a result.... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Aneurysm Story

My story begins back in October 2009, two days before Halloween. My husband and I were working as a husband-wife merchandiser team. I was actually a merchandiser (a.k.a. "vendor") for 6 different companies, and my husband often helped me in my work. He had signed on with two of them and we were a... Sign in to see full entry.

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